Views of the News: Keeping Reporters Out of Press Briefing

Feb 28, 2017

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Should all credentialed press be admitted to a White House briefing? White House Press Secretary excluded reporters from several major national news organizations last week. Why did he do it? And, what’s the industry’s response?

Ayesha Rascoe, Reuters, “White House bars some news organizations from briefing

Mahita Gajanan, Fortune, “Republicans speak out on freedom of the press after President Trump calls media the ‘Enemy’

Rebecca Savransky, The Hill, “Trump: I won’t move the press room

Ali Vitali, NBC News, “White House excludes several outlets from press gaggle”

Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times: “Protesters gather to support the press, from Fox News to the New York Times

The Editorial Board, New York Times: “Barring the White House press corps from the White House

James Warren, Poynter: “Will the White House press band together after briefing ban? Don’t count on it.

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Sean Spicer is losing his grip

Joel B. Pollack, Breitbart: “Media outrage over White House ‘exclusion’ is fake news”

Evan Osnos, New Yorker: “Can the White House pick its press?

Plugging up the leaks

Jeff Zeleny & Daniella Diaz, CNN: “Sources: Trump signed off on checking White House staffers’ phones

Annie Karni & Alex Isenstadt, POLITICO: “Sean Spicer targets own staff in leak crackdown

Chas Danner, New York Magazine: “Spicer’s staff leaks news of ‘Phone Check’ targeting leaks

Jill Disis, CNN Money: “New York Times editor Dean Baquet: Why journalists need to use anonymous sources

Mike Allen, Axios: “Exclusive: Spicer arranged CIA, GOP intelligence push-back

Karoun Demirjian, Washignton Post: “House Intelligence chairman denies evidence of Trump team’s ties to Russia

Staying home from the WHCD

Maquita Peters & Domenico Montarano, NPR: “Trump will be the first U.S. president in 36 years to skip WHCA’s dinner

Patrick Shanley, Hollywood Reporter: “Fans suggest Alec Baldwin replace Trump at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

WHCA: “WHCA statement on the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Hadas Gold, POLITICO: “Media companies rethink their WHCA dinner party plans

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Trump bows out of press dinner. Woohoo!

Some new taglines

Mary Papenfuss, Huffington Post: “The New York Times is running a ‘Truth is Hard’ ad during Oscars

Paul Farhi, Washington Post: “The Washington Post’s new slogan turns out to be an old saying

Jason Abbruzzese, Mashable: “Here’s a movie poster inspired by the Washington Post’s new slogan: ‘Democracy dies in darkness’

Kate Scanlon, The Blaze: “Washignton Post’s new slogan mocked on Twitter

State ranks

Mark Silva, U.S. News, “Ranking states, highlighting success, promoting progress

Bryan Lowry, The Kansas City Star, “Missouri fares much better than Kansas in new rankings of U.S. state governments

Joshua Miller, The Boston Globe, “In boon for Baker, Mass. ranked best state

Elizabeth Crisp, The Advocate, “Louisiana comes in dead last in new ‘Best States’ ranking

An Oscars to Remember

Michael Rothman & Michael Edison Hayden, ABC News: “’Moonlight wins best picture after ‘La La Land’ mistakenly announced

Cara Buckley & Brooks Barnes, New York Times: “What it was like onstage during the Oscars 2017 best picture mistake

Joe Mays & Anousha Sakoui, Bloomberg: “PwC apologizes for Oscar mix-up after giving wrong envelope

David Gelles & Sapna Maheshwari, New York Times: “Oscars mistake threatens reputation of PricewaterhouseCoopers

Ted Johnson, Variety: “Most political Oscars ever? Kimmel and Hollywood call out Trump

Delaney Strunk, CNN: “Asghar Farhadi ‘Salesman’ director who protested travel ban, wins Oscar

Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times: “’O.J. Made in America’ vanquishes boundaries as it wins the Oscar for documentary feature

Kurt Schlosser & Taylor Soper, GeekWire: “Amazon wins 3 Oscars in a first for streaming studio – and Jeff Bezos gets a fun shout out

Kristopher Tapley & Alex Stedman, Variety: “Mahershala Ali first Muslim to win an Oscar

Amy B. Wang, Washington Post: “And the Oscar for best surprised tourist goes to… ‘Gary from Chicago’